What past attendees are saying

"I don't think I have ever heard the WUI problem framed as well as was done by the (Backyards & Beyond) conference speakers. I especially thought the long term financial impact was an eyeopening element that should be pitched much harder, especially to the politicians."

Chief Mitch Floyd, Towns County Fire Corps, GA

“The conference is a one stop shop for a Firewise Community leader to get the latest information on how to start and grow a successful local program.  There’s no better venue for national experts and local community leaders to network and exchange ideas.”

Homeowner, Jester Estates Firewise Community in Austin, Texas

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Pre-Conference Seminars    

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 20-21

  • Registration & continental breakfast, 7:00 am – 8:00 am
  • Seminar, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Lunch, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, October 21

  • Registration, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Reception in exhibit hall, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 22    
Friday, October 23        
Saturday, October 24